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Irish Democrat

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American, Bar, Pub
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3207 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6001
+1 319-364-9896
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Fairmont, Minnesota
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Irish Democrat is a gorgeous place--dark wood everywhere--and it has a real Irish Pub feel and menu. It has Guiness, Smithwicks, Bass, and all the traditional Irish Pub beers on draft. The menu has traditional Irish dishes and some other items such as the grilled cheese with ham which are excellent accompaniments to the beer. I had the fish... More 

Thank Michael T
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The girls and I go to the Irish Democrat at lunch to eat salads. They have a good selection of huge salads at around $10. The cheese wanton's are awesome. My husband gets the steak with Maytag blue cheese on it when he eats there. It's not really an Irish restaurant as there are Tex-Mex, burgers and teryaki items on... More 

Thank Brit M
Cedar Rapids, IA
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ID needs to tighten up the menu. If it is supposed to be an irish pub, why are there mexican items on the menu?

Thank Aladin_Sane144
Iowa City, Iowa
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Pub with great service, our waitres was great and very efficient. Plenty of parking in back and great atmosphere. Reasonable prices full bar and they serve Republicans. I had a Aussie burger wife had a bacon cheeseburger both were good. Try the cheese wanton's

Thank Dinoandkim
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313 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch, quick, friendly service. Had the teriyaki wrap husband had a burger and shared cheese wontons. Good stuff, best service we have had in a while anywhere.

Thank Tiffanyjim
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to meet with family and friends or just for two. I really like the large selection of beer, wine and mix drinks. The food is very good, with large selections of sandwiches, salads and other selections. I would recommend it to anyone, if only to have a drink and visit with a friend!

Thank Birdlps
Fairfield, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was Saturday night and the place was packed - that's a good sign of good food. Waited just 20 - 30 minutes to be seated. The bar area is awesome and the place is huge! Service was fast and friendly despite the huge crowd. We had the steak sandwich, the french dip and steak fajitas. The food was good... More 

Thank mxtraveler122
North Liberty, Iowa
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

A very solid place to have lunch or dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The food is always good and the service first rate. I have been going to the "ID" since 1973 and have not had a bad experience.

Thank Alan B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Come for the atmosphere, stay for the wings. Biggest, most meaty wings ever had. Only wish they had more flavors. And if you're a pretentious beer snob, their menu is large, too. Would take anyone here first time in Cedar rapids.

Thank David A
Park City, Utah
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Irish Democrat was one of the first restaurants/bars that I went to in Cedar Rapids in 1992 while on a recruiting contract for MCI. The food is very good. I like their salads, especially their Mediterranean Grilled Salad and Fajita Salad. Their Fajitas as entrees are also very good.

Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3207 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-364-9896

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?